Dreamsville

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Dreamsville
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2001
RecordedJune 19-21, 2000
GenreVocal jazz
Length54:14
LabelCandid
ProducerAlan Bates
Stacey Kent chronology
Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire
(2000)
Dreamsville
(2001)
In Love Again: The Music of Richard Rodgers
(2002)

Dreamsville is the debut studio album by jazz singer Stacey Kent. It was released in 2001 by Candid Records.

This was Kent's fourth studio album, it was produced by Alan Bates and features her husband, tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson.[1] [So is it her debut, as stated in the first paragraph, or her 4th album, as stated later??]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

David R. Adler, writing on Allmusic.com gave the album three stars out of five. In his review, Adler said that "...Kent may or may not be "the greatest ballad singer in half a century," as her PR claims, but her straightforward renditions of these by-request ballads are not at all generic...There's a certain brassiness, a trumpet-like pointedness, in her voice, as well as a host of endearing idiosyncrasies.[1]

Adler reserves praise for Kent's accompanists, describing Jim Tomlinson's clarinet solo on "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" as "sumptuous" and the interplay of the band on "Little Girl Blue".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Got a Crush on You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:43
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 4:35
  3. "Isn't It a Pity?" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) - 5:34
  4. "You Are There" (Dave Frishberg, Johnny Mandel) - 2:27
  5. "Under a Blanket of Blue" (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) - 4:03
  6. "Dreamsville" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini) - 5:35
  7. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:34
  8. "Hushabye Mountain" (Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman) - 2:38
  9. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:38
  10. "You're Looking at Me" (Bobby Troup) - 4:31
  11. "Violets for Your Furs" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 5:44
  12. "Thanks for the Memory" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 4:12

Personnel[edit]

Performance
Production

References[edit]